Days Out in the Past – Cockenzie

Find out about some of the exciting events happening in and around Cockenzie this September. History on your doorstep

Days Out in the Past – War Walks

16/08/201911:01 amLeave a Comment

Explore East Lothians place in conflict from Medieval sieges to World War II defences

Days Out in the Past – Trapain Law

Trapain Law has an impressive presence, an unmissable ancient landmark that dominates the surrounding landscape – exactly the sort of place to find buried treasure. One thousand five hundred years ago this was the power base for a local tribal chief, someone important enough to be a dealmaker with the Roman Empire. We have a […]

Heritage to dig into – East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight

We are gearing up for Archaeology & Local History Fortnight, which will take place from August 31 to September 15. This year the programme is bigger than ever, with lots of events throughout the county. We’ve got excavations and exhibitions, walks and talks, workshops and open days… something for everyone interested in finding out about […]

You’re ‘aving ELAF!!

“The time has come,” the Archy said, “To talk of many things: Of schools–and knights–and secret codes– Of airfields–and kings– And why that hillfort just isn’t not?– And why ponies don’t have wings.” (with abject apologies to Lewis Carroll!) Yes, EAST LOTHIAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY FORTNIGHT Starts the 29th Aug and runs through to […]

Getting down and dirty in Dirleton – part 1

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One of the comments that we always get in the Archaeology Service is ‘oh..that must be a really fun job being outside and finding lots of interesting things’ Leaving aside the fact that collectively between us we regularly use up all the supplies of deep heat for East Lothian due to various aches and pains […]

Table Sieves and Talks….one week down one to go!.

13/09/201210:56 amLeave a Comment

Phew…well the first week of East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight has flown past. The highlight for the Archaeology Service was on Wednesday when we had over 100 kids from Law Primary helping sieve some of the collapsed midden on North Berwick Law.  As well as other Council Officers, Sam Ranscombe from the Rangers […]